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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V18 04/13] vfs: Allow handle based open on symlinks
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On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:06:04 +1000, Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> wrote:
> [[ Following this approach I would like to avoid any filehandle-specific
> syscalls altogether.
> Just use a *at syscall with AT_FILE_HANDLE for filehandle lookup, and use
> getxattr('system:linux.file_handle') to get the filehandle for a given path.
>
> Ofcourse we would need to at *at versions of the *xattr syscalls, but that is
> probably a good idea anyway.
> ]]

sys_setxattrat would take 7 arguments.

-aneesh


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